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Havana 58 / Bahama Soul Club

Bahama Soul Club - Havana 58


The fourth release from the Bahama Soul Club builds on the legacy of their previous release "The Cuban Tapes" "Havana 58" fuses the Latin and Bossa rhythms of the past with the vibrant sounds of today. Some of Cuba finest vocalists and musicians are on board to add a bit of spice to an array of engaging compositions. Olvido Ruiz, the lead singer of the Bahama Soul Club showcases her range on three tracks. "Let God" is bluesy soul and "Muevelo Papi" boasts an infectious samba groove. Sexto Sentido, Cuba's premier vocal quartet shines on several tracks as well. "Meyer Lansky" features the quartet's warm harmonies over a seductive piano groove and hypnotic drum snare. "Tropicana Flight" shows they're equally adept at turning up the tempo on this guitar thumping boogie tune. "Havana 58" is poised to transport you to a musical culture that filled with generations of great music. You'll no doubt enjoy the ride.

Reg Dancy, 12/16